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    DescriptionDemocracy? Mathematics? The Calendar? Hospitals? This book is an enlightening look at the myriad ways that the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have fundamentally influenced and shaped our modern world. Familiar institutions, rituals, and aspects of everyday modern life are examined to reveal their often surprising classical roots, while the authors explore a selection of the innovations of ancient Greek and Roman civilization to trace how these have developed through history and still affect the world of the twenty-first century. The style is fast-paced and, while drawing on authoritative and current scholarship, the factual information is enlivened with anecdotal details. This book will open the reader's eyes to a new understanding of the world that we live in today.

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    The Long Shadow of Antiquity
    What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alicia Aldrete, By (author) Gregory S. Aldrete
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441162472
    ISBN 10: 144116247X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC23: 937
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    16 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alicia Aldrete has advanced degrees from Princeton and the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The Ancient World. Gregory S Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. His enthusiasm for the ancient world is reflected in his many publications which include Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome and Daily Life in the Roman City.
    Review quote
    "This book is exactly what is needed for those who would attempt to re-introduce the Roman and Greek world and its legacy to a Western society increasingly less well informed about its heritage...The presentation of this material is, perhaps, the volume's greatestand misogyny is also quite welcome and notable. This book does not whitewash embarrassing facts or events...Overall, this volume is an excellent new addition to the list of popular introductions to the ancient world." - "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"
    Table of contents
    Introduction - Knowing Yourself / 1. The Bare Necessities - Food and Shelter / 2. From the Cradle to the Grave - The Family and the Journey of Life / 3. Living the Good Life - Entertainments and Leisure Activities / 4. Power to the People - Systems of Government / 5. Understanding and Shaping the Material World - Architecture and Science / 6. Understanding and Shaping the Spiritual World - Superstition and Religion / 7. Words, Ideas and Stories - Language, Law, Philosophy and Literature / Conclusion - You Can't Escape the Past: Popular Culture and Antiquity / Bibliography / Index.